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. this view of america's islamist enemy is unfortunate endemic in both u.s. political parties, much of the u.s. and western media, and perhaps most damaging, much of the academy, especially and most prestigious universities. it is in my judgment that this is almost entirely without substantiation. and it continues to be washington's working assumption, america will slowly but surely be defeated with a loss of prestige, plot, financial solvency, and domestic political cohesion. we will lose not because any of these threats are stronger than we are. that certainly is not the case. america's myopic indeed can america's myopic coming elite and its media acolytes have taken enemies who are each in military capability, at most the puny five-foot tall, even sandals, and made them into 10-foot tall and still growing behemoths. the three threats i'm going to speak about are those posed by iran, saudi arabia and al qaeda and its allies. taking these three threats, each of which is based in the persian gulf, let us first look at the smallest least threatening threat, that which comes from iran. since our
>> glenn: from new york, good night america. >>> president obama warns muammar khadafy that the u.s. is ready to join an allied effort to protect civilians. a judge in wisconsin blocks the new collective bargaining law from taking effect and nuclear fallout from japan gets an upgrade. live from our studio in washington is special report. >> brett: u.s. ambassador susan rice says muammar khadafy is in violation of resolution that demanded a cease-fire in libya. they called on khadafy to halt military attacks on civilians and if the libyan leader does not stand down, the u.s. will launch military action against him. but he said the summit will not send ground troops into the country. we have team coverage. doug is at the pentagon with the u.s. role and logistics of implementing a no-fly zone. we begin with senior correspondent with rick leventhal who is live in libya in benghazi. >> reporter: it's safe to say that we've seen more check points popping up, more young men with small arms and concern about khadafy's army with libyan official on live television saying that the army was act
for the past two days with the u.s. military. trying to get a grasp of a progress report on the ground here. the successes, the frustrations, the planning for the way ahead. the uncertainty that lies along the way in this village, we are 30-miles from the afghan-pakistan border. still, ten years after the start of the war and it's still a hot bed along the border of taliban activity. this place has seen dramatic security change. development has come. not the case across the board in afghanistan but there have been successes in a moment, we'll show you that. you will hear the interview with general david petraeus before he heads back to washington to give a progress report to congress. jennifer griffin is traveling with robert gates as he travels here in afghanistan as well. all of that in a moment. but first, check in with shannon bream in the washington bureau for the top headlines of the day. >> thank you, bret. >> shannon: president obama ended a two-year ban on guantanamo bay and it will come two days ahead of congressional hearing about the danger of american radicalized by the terrori
once the bombing stops. it's still u.s. policy for gadhafi to go. but that's not the mandate of the united nations mission. this hour, live reports, new information about the battle plan right now, and the president's end game. >>> and fright thing new set backs in japan's nuclear crisis. officials try to put to rest concerns of contaminated food. i'm wolf blitzer you're in "the situation room." >>> anti-aircraft fire over tripoli just a little while ago. one u.s. official tells us coalition attacks appear to have stalled moammar gadhafi and his forces. it's unclear what the libyan leader may be doing next or where he is even right now. gadhafi's compound took a pounding today. u.s. and allied commanders deny they're specifically targeting him or his residents. one u.s. commander acknowledged that gadhafi may still be in power when the bombing stops. president obama says the u.s. will try to push gadhafi out. but within the limits sanctioned by the united nations. >> it is u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go. we have a wide range of tools to support that policy. when it come
growing concern about the bombing of rebel-held areas by gaddafi's forces, there are voices in the u.s. and europe calling for the rebels to be armed to directly. it sounds simple, but history offers plenty of cautionary tales. in a moment, we will hear whether senator john mccain thinks it is a good idea. >> what i am calling for is a greater access for the libyan opposition forces for weaponry. >> there is no guarantee that by helping these people, you necessarily bring about a more democratic outcome or more desirable outcome. >> the question is, what kind of arms with a supply? whom would supply them? britain session -- britain's special forces may have suffered a setback last week in libya. but the momentum is still building in the west for military intervention of some kind, including perhaps arm the rebels. in libya, repeated bombing by government warplanes around the rebel-held oil town of ras lanuf marks colonel gaddafi's drive in his country. opposition forces are determined, but still lack a clear organization or command structure. the worst violence was reported near tripol
. this is overnight videotape from the u.s. navy, a u.s. coalition launching two nights of punishing air attacks targeting mommar gadhafi's forces, b52 bombers, jet fighters, more than 120 tom hawk cruise missiles, scattering progovernment forces on the ground in libya, the long time leader vowing a long war ahead. good morning, everybody. we've got it all covered for you. what a way to start a weefnlgt i'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom". good morning to you martha. martha: good morning, bill. i am martha maccallum. an international air assault, all but crippling libya's air defenses, that according to the u.s. military. listen to this: >> there has been no new air activity by the regime and we have de tented no radar emissions from the defense sites targeted and there has been a significant decrease in the use of all libyan air surveillance radar which is most of those appear to be limited now only to the areas around tripoli and surt. we are not ruling out strikes against valid targets when and if the need arises. martha: there you have it, u.s., british and french planes blastin
plants right here in the united states. >>> and will the u.s. supreme court green light a massive discrimination lawsuit against walmart? arguments today in one of the most important workers' rights cases the court has ever heard. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> moammar gadhafi and his troops are being accused of new carnage and destruction. just hours after president obama tried to explain the u.s. mission in libya to the american people. this hour we have breaking news. we're learning about major, major setbacks for rebel forces in several cities. in misrata, witnesses say government forces are hammering the city hard, firing bullets over civilians' heads and telling them to run for their lives. gadhafi is fighting back with a vengeance against rebels who had regained ground in recent days under the cover of coalition air strikes. >>> and joining us now in ajdabiya is our own arwa damon. you're with the rebels there. how are they doing, arwa? what's the latest? >> reporter: well, wolf, it's been another bitterly disappointing day for the opposition here. th
he won't have that. >> in a statement to reporters he said u.s. forces won't land in libya and sources tell fox news, attack planes will not be used in the no-fly zone. operation requires american leadership but not that we act alone. >> this is precisely how the international community should work as more nations bear responsibility and the costs of enforcing international law. >> reporter: that should mean a smaller chair of costs that could range from a few million to a hundred million a week. there are reports his advisors were deeply divided over the prospect of military action but he has resisted gig up. he didn't want the u.s. to be the issue in another arab conflict. there were quiet rumbles from 18 men's of congress he briefed but statement to reporters later was aimed at winning over skeptical americans. >> here is why this matter -- left uncheck that khadafy would commit atrocities against his people, many thousands could die. humanitarian crisis would ensue. >> reporter: in language that recalled his predecessor, he also said the word of the international commun
radiation in the vicinity posed no immediate danger. but she added japan was considering asking the u.s. military for assistance. the nuclear emergency has forced the evacuation of more than 400,000 people. those in the affected area lineup for hours for drinking water, food, and other essential goods. most of remained, in the face of enormous hardship and confusing news -- confusing news. now some are growing anxious. >> i am extremely uneasy. information is so complex, and i cannot make any decisions by myself. i am really confused. >> emergency officials are checking people at shelters who fled the affected area for higher levels of radiation. but levels so far are of little concern, as is limited radioactivity directed in drinking water in the fukushima area. >> the japanese emperor has expressed his deep concern about the nuclear crisis. in a rare address to the nation, he called on the japanese people to reach out and help each other in this time of national suffering. in the disaster areas in the country's northeast, hundreds of thousands of people are still facing shortages of f
launches air strikes in eastern libya as it battles to regain control. two u.s. soldiers are killed in a shooting at frankfurt airport. german interior minister thomas de maiziere takes the defense portfolio in a cabinet reshuffle. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we begin in libya, where gaddafi has threatened to start a war if the u.s. or nato intervenes in the unrest. speaking at a political rally, gaddafi says thousands of libyans could be killed if foreign powers and to the country. member is in the suez canal are heading toward libya as the u.s. and u.n. high pressure on the regime. forces loyal to gaddafi launched air strikes on a rebel- controlled town in the east of the country. >> dozens of seriously injured rebel soldiers have been admitted to this hospital. pro-gaddafi forces have launched air strikes on the city. the libyan leader attempts to recapture lost territory in the east of the country. inhabitants are fleeing the battles. there were intense clashes further west, in the oil port held by the rebels. gaddafi is striking back fro
of course sending a massive amount of aid and the u.s. military. the u.s.s. ronald reagan, the carrier strike group has an aircraft carrier and a number of united states ships there assisting in the rescue efforts as well as using-- we saw this in hurricane katrina, of course, the military and coast card using the massive ships as basically floating hospitals where they have fresh water and dave you pointed out earlier, the des desalization process. >> and that's vital and 70 countries offered aid including china which is interesting because they've been very contentious for years and years, especially in the last couple, over an incident that international waters in japan, and we won't get into the particulars, however, china came to their aid and offered condolences, offered money and as we've pointed out, the united states appears to be leading the way and we're supposed to check in with the 7th fleet of the navy later on this morning what they're doing to help. >> alisyn: you can see already, food ap supplies are distributed by our military and meanwhile, satellite photos are just
is set to have broadband speeds 200 times faster than the u.s. average. go to our website for more questions and answers. thanks to all of you for being part of my program this week. and i will see you next week. >>> your child gets into college. now the hard part -- how do you pay for it? we'll help you track down the money this hour. >>> and in these tough times, you might need to update your resumÉ. we've got some do's and don't's in the 4:00 p.m. eastern hour. >>> and 5:00, thousands of women take on walmart in a sex discrimination suit. it could be the most important case the u.s. supreme court hears this term. you're in the cnn news room, i'm fredricka witfield. >>> on the international front, rebel forces in libya say they are controlling two more key towns in their advance to tripoli. this is smoke hanging over the city of ras laneuf that where an opposition spokesman tells cnn government troops have pulled out of ports. both places were claimed by pro gadhafi forces at the start of the civil war. the next major city is moammar gadhafi's home town. rebel forces anticipate
patrolling off libya's coast, this as the u.s. gets ready to hand over control of the no fly zone to the alliance. whatever that alliance is. we don't know at this time. in the meantime pro car davi forces ratchet up attacks in an eastern city of that country, stopping rebel groups there, but the international air strikes continue and now we have reports that those attacks forced pro qaddafi forces to withdraw tanks from another rebel-held city in the west. a whole lot goes on there today, jon. jon: the libyan leader remains as defiant as ever, appearing from his compound in tripoli and vowing to win the historic battle. now there's word, though, that mommar qaddafi may be planning his exit strategy. secretary of state hillary clinton, weighing in on that on abc's "world news with diane sawyer". >> this is what we hear from so many sources, diane, it is a constanto. >> today? >> today, yesterday, the day before. some of it, i'll be very, you know -- it's my personal opinion -- some of it is theater. a lot of it is just the way he bee haves. it's somewhat unpredictable. but some of
foreign policy program for the region, highly dependent on the u.s. and western support. iran is qualitatively different. they have been politically independent. and is to give you an example of how the regime despite all of its failings, up until 2009i would argue that it still had a certain degree of legitimacy. that is reflected in the fact that in 2009 we had a phenomenal event or about 80-85 percent of the electorate shows up to the ballot box to cast a vote hoping this people who voted for the opposition, the they could change the course of the public, not drastically, but change back to the performance days. the fact that people were voting in high numbers suggests that they believe the electoral system had a certain degree of legitimacy. it could shift the direction which speaks to a certain degree of legitimacy. no wonder is this now because the 2009 elections were largely stolen, but up until 2009 you did have a certain degree of legitimacy as reflected in the high voter turnout. never been in evidence anywhere in egypt or tunisia to the same extent that we have seen
effectively control the whole eastern half of the country. increasingly the u.s. and nato seem more comfortable doing big with this man, the face of the revolution. a former justice minister now tasked with forming an alternative government. he says he needs one favor from the west, a no-fly zone. we want an air space embargo to keep gadhafi from bringing in mercenaries from africa, and we'll do the rest he said. ratcheting up pressure on gadhafi, u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton meeting on pond with allies in geneva said a no mif fly zone in on the table. >> the people of libya have made themselves clear. it is time for gadhafi to go. now without further violence or delay. >> reporter: gadhafi's not listening. civil war seems imminent, and the exodus of thousands of refugees every day will like lil only grow. still, it doesn't have to be bloody. one libya contact very close to the regime says that its several of his inner circle sdited to bolt, then the game is over. so far that hasn't happened. i'm jim maceda from nbc news reporting from tripoli. >>> with all the turmoil ac
is in recess. we are going to focus on the story from libya. and your calls and reaction as u.s. and allies strike those targets. 202-737-0002, our line for democrats. 202-737-0001 for republicans. for independence, the number to call is 202-628-0205. here are some of the headlines from domestic newspapers beginning with "new york post." "take that gaddafi." "strike one." an air assault, no ground troops, but tomahawk missiles continue to strike those targets. some other headlines beginning with the chicago tribune. u.s. allies are attacking libya. most of it right along the coast. you can see along the mediterranean sea. l.a. times -- attacks on libya. you can see from the u.s. and navy destroyers. operation "odyssey dawn" was the name of the operation. from the "richmond times- dispatch", the u.s. striking libyan forces. and from the "miami herald", libya under fire. you can join the conversation online at twitter.com/cspanwj. caller: good morning. i would like to know what the heck is going on. here we are and another freakin' war. congress is on vacation. who is minding the store? i'm a
: president obama gets the u.s. military involved in the libya situation and tells gaddafi he must go. we'll look at the citizen soldiers trying to hold off the libyan army. what last year's oil spill is still doing to the gulf coast. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. president obama again called on libyan leader muammar gaddafi to step down. on the ground in libya, mutenist army unit helping to secure a key oil instalelation after rebels repelled attack from gaddafi loyalist. they ruled out any negotiations with gaddafi and the international criminal court said they will investigate gaddafi and his sons for possible crimes against humanity. we begin coverage with white house correspondent mike emanuel. >> reporter: as liberal forces fight the regime at strategic joint conference, at news conference with mexican president felipe calderon, president obama called out the libyan leader by name, a new approach. >> let me be very unambiguous about this. colonel gaddafi needs to step down from power and leave. that is good for his countr
, again replacing the u.s. a senior u.s. official telling reporters that more{ arab nations are expected to contribute to the no-fly zone in the next several days. the obama administration is doing everything it can to keep the american role here as low profile as possible. the consequences of that strategy at home look like this. at politico.com, sarkozy's war. sarkozy, he's french. everybody freak out. and a part of the american right that never met a military intervention they did not like is loudly upset at the lack of presidential chest thumping. they want him in a flight suit, fake landing a fighter jet, preferably with cinched up straps around the crotch. the weekly standard ran an ç editorial today which i do not think was sarcastic. they wrote president obama is taking us to war in another muslim country. good for him. not sarcastic, at least i don't think so. after noting concerns about perceptions the u.s. was in vading another muslim country, bill kristol at the weekly standard wrote rubbish. that's how they talk at the weekly standard. our invasions, he wrote, have been li
>> we're not terrorist suspects. >>> coming up, u.s. muslim groups working to prevent extremism from taking hold in their communities. >> we're not terrorist suspects. we are america's brightest prospects. >>> plus, author mary karr on battling alcoholism and depression, and finding a haven in the roman catholic church. >>> welcome. i'm kim lawton, sitting in for bob abernethy. thank you for joining us. international humanitarian groups raced to help refugees fleeing the violence and chaos in libya this week. more than 200,000 people have arrived at the borders between libya and tunisia and egypt. the international red cross and red crescent societies are leading efforts to provide food, water, and sanitation, as well as medical help for the wounded. islamic relief has deployed teams of doctors and aid workers. and libya's small christian community sought help for people who have taken refuge in churches and church-run facilities. >>> religious and political leaders around the world condemned the assassination of shahbaz bhatti, the only christian to serve in pakistan's cabinet.
. phoenix, arizona on our line for republicans. what should the president say on the u.s. involvement in libya on monday? caller: if he's the intelligent president i want him to tell us why we're going into libya and not the sudan and not bahrain. i think it's un:tionable to open another front when we're spending millions a day on iraq and afghanistan and 50% of our revenue goes to defense. host: the sudan would be another front, too. caller: we could help solve that with humanitarian aid. with the cost in fossil fuels, if we paid the actual cost that fossil fuels cost us, we would pay $12.50 a gallon for gasoline because these wars are about oil. what i'm saying is if he's the innocent president then why doesn't he talk about -- intelligent president why doesn't he talk about the bahrain or sudan? he's doing it for oil just like the last -- just like the iraq war. and i think we need to question why we're doing these things. if we want to help people resisting and trying for democracy, let's do that. but let's not be hidden about our agenda.
as egyptian president has now resigned. one of the u.s. airmen wounded in wednesday's attack at a german airport remains in critical condition tonight. two airmen were killed. a fourth sustained injuries not believed to be life threatening. national correspondent catherine herridge reports on what we know and what we don't know about the suspect. >> reporter: this picture of arif uka comes from social networking site where he wrote about the holy war and the unbeliever. german officials say uka confessed to the shooting at the frankfurt airport on wednesday that left two dead and two others wounded. the evidence so far points to a single gunman, does it amount to act of terrorism? the question was put to the state department spokesman. >> it's not a terrorist? attack? can you make it clear? >> was the shooting of congresswoman gabrielle giffords a terrorist attack? i mean, you have to look at the evidence and look at the motivation and then you make a judgment. >> reporter: a day earlier while intelligence reports were circulating that the gunman shouted "god is great" as he opened fire,
felt earthquakes in the u.s. work i 18 -- were in 1811 and 1812, and we believe it was about a magnitude 7. again, we look at the potential for exceeding that. we all sort of for the likelihood that that event occurs. that also accounts for background seismicity, which is common in the east, which is seismicity which cannot be attributed to a specific fault. it is important to note that seismicity and the central and eastern u.s. tends to be in what we call seismic zones. which are not directly attributable to faults. and we account for all of the hazard in the seismic zones. one of the questions which has come up repeatedly is how many plants are near faults or how many plants are in moderate or high seismicity regions. and that is a very challenging question to answer, because these seismic zones are not well-defined boundaries. the faults that were the positive faults of the 1811 and 1812 earthquakes have never been identified. in part, because they are under the deep sediments of mississippi. so we have to account for the uncertainty in the locations. we have to account f
: a people interrupted published in 2007. iran: the green movement in the u.s.a. the fox and the paradox published last year and available for this evening. the world is my home, a hamid dabashi reader also published last year. and just outcome is she is in, a religion of protest. her blond eyebrow man, distinguished professor of iranian and middle eastern politics at beirut college. his books include iran between two revolution, published in 1982 and widely referred to as the meanest real reference point. tortured confessions in public recantation in modern iran published in 1999 and most recently come a history of modern iran published in 2008. hamid dabashi teaches middle eastern studies at records and is a frequent contributor to a range of publications including tehran bureau. her current research interests include political arts and music in iran, women and gender and fundamentalist religious communities in north america and women's rights movements in iran and the global comparative context. nader hashemi teaches middle eastern islamic politics at the joseph corbo is too cool for
regime launches air strikes in eastern libya as it battles to regain control. two u.s. soldiers are killed in a shooting at frankfurt airport. german interior minister thomas de maiziere takes the defense portfolio in a cabinet reshuffle. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we begin in libya, where gaddafi has threatened to start a war if the u.s. or nato intervenes in the unrest. speaking at a political rally, gaddafi says thousands of libyans could be killed if foreign powers and to the country. member is in the suez canal are heading toward libya as the u.s. and u.n. high pressure on the regime. forces loyal to gaddafi launched air strikes on a rebel- controlled town in the east of the country. >> dozens of seriously injured rebel soldiers have been admitted to this hospital. pro-gaddafi forces have launched air strikes on the city. the libyan leader attempts to recapture lost territory in the east of the country. inhabitants are fleeing the battles. there were intense clashes further west, in the oil port held by the rebels. gaddafi is striki
is a partial meltdown at two separate reactors. there is a lot being written here about the u.s. nuclear program as well. a headline in "the washington post." "safety concerns continue to hinder the sector." we wanted to rescue a bit more about this this morning. this is making most of the headlines at this point. what should the effect be a hone u.s. nuclear program? for republicans, 202-737-0001. for democrats, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. we will get to your calls in a couple of minutes. jonathan sobel is online with us. paint a picture of japan. caller: i am supposed to -- i suppose that we will start with the nuclear situation. they have started to pour see water on the nuclear reactors to cool them down. remember, there was a dramatic explosion yesterday from hydrogen building up in the first one. >> talk to us about the concerns -- host: talk to us about the concerns. caller: we are getting regular updates from outside the plant. they are peaking as the authorities from inside the vent steam from inside the reactor. it is not clear how long they're staying at elev
pryce. >>> leaders of a group that picket u.s. soldiers's funerals say they're going to redouble their efforts even though the protests disgust many americans. cnn's kate reports the u.s. supreme court has now ruled the constitution allows them. ♪ you're going straight to hell on your crazy train ♪ >> reporter: signs read thank god for dead soldiers and america is doomed. ♪ god hates america >> reporter: they have made a business out of protesting at military funerals across the country. they believe soldiers are dying because god is punishing the country for, quote, the sin of homosexuality. in an overwhelming 8-1 decision, the supreme court ruled wednesday west borough church led by pastor phelps has the right to continue spreading their angry message. chief justice john roberts wrote, quote, speech is powerful. it can stir people to action, move them to tears of both joy and sorrow. and as it did here, inflict great pain. on the facts before us, we cannot react to that pain by punishing the speaker. the pain the chief justice refers to is that of albert snyder, the phelp
, and these are u.s. company that is have their core base here. the good news is i think if we meet the object i haves -- objectives that we've talked about, we will stimulate clean technologies, software, hardware, all of the real disruptive technologies that we are talking about. they are global, their competitors are global, they have to be global. i think if we do the right thing, we are going to do well by exports. which is real positive. >> this is a really important point. we tend to maybe think of these things in silos. but one the president's key initiatives is doubling exports over the next five years. and, of course, that involves, you know, large companies, boeing and others. when you look at the numbers, the real way we're going to do is in increasing in the small and medium-sized enterprises. turns out that 30% of the exports are from small and medium-sized enterprises. and that's disproportionally small. and there's only 250,000 small companies that export. so if you look at the math, there's almost three million small businesses $30 million smalls. xiii of them who have traded go
will convene the latest hearing on islamic radicalization in the u.s. six witnesses will testify at this hearing that will be live on c-span3. three members of congress will be testifying, including one of two muslims in the congress, dingell, and frank wolf, a republican from virginia. what is your reaction to this hearing? we want to discuss it this morning on the "washington journal." as we go through the newspapers. host: we have set aside our fourth line this morning on the "washington journal" for muslims in the u.s. we will begin taking those phone calls in just a moment. first, we want to get an update on what is going on in the congress when it comes to money. here is the headline in yesterday's "washington times." "senators hail defeat of rival spending cuts." joining us on the line is david hawkins. what happened yesterday in the senate and what happens next? guest: yesterday in the senate, the senate was asked to vote on two competing versions of legislation to cut money for the rest of this fiscal year, which only last until september 30. the republican option, the b
to balance, it is literally, figuratively impossible. jenna: the gop making it clear the u.s. cannot keep wracking up debt and some saying something, if anything, needs to be stkpwhraoupb unfortunately we know republicans control one of one levers of law making, the democrats have the senate, the democrats have the white house, nobody wants to shut down the government, but one thing is nonnegotiable, as our speaker said, we will not that -- will not pass bills that to not create savings for the american people. skpwr*epb jen carl kan iron is live on this story. it seems this different on time it's different. do lawmakers sound more skeptical than before the last time of this temporary fix? >> this time you've gotand republicans alike expressing scep ti similar, this time around they are very, very apart. there have been five extensions that lawmakers have given themselves up to come up with a spending gap this year and the gaps to the two proposals is huge. the republicans have passed a measure in the house that would cut $61 billion from current spending, that is a house-passed legislati
retaken that city is false. ras lanuf is a major oil pipeline hub. >>> the u.s. state department urging americans not to travel to yemen. it has issued an advisory saying civil unrest and terrorist activists in the middle eastern country have elevated the security theft level to an extremely high level. the state department also asking americans already there to consider leaving yemen. >> this is our apartment, not made a good size. here is picture of me and my mom and i in india riding an elephant. >> reporter: a few cherished moment toes are what 10-year-old beverly dempsey displayed in her had temporary apartment in falls church, virginia, she and her father had to evacuate cairo during the uprising in egypt. what was the whole process and the journey like for you. >> first came the tears because i had to leave my mother and that was pretty upsetting. >> reporter: her mom had to stay behind for essential work even as diplomatic families only got eight hours to leave. violence was right at their doorstep. >> we saw all the protesters walking by our house and that was really freaky. on
democrats in a bit. also, the head of the u.s. intelligence says gadhafi not likely to back downytime soon. we're going to go live to nic robertson on the ground in libya shortly. >>> we're all over the controversial hearing in washington on how some muslims in america are being radicalized. congressman peter king called for the hearing and will be joining me in a couple minutes. i want to begin with a story that you are outraged by just as much as i am. i'm talking about that little girl in tiny cleveland, texas, told they are principal she was gang raped. now her town has been rocked by these allegations that 18 men and schoolboys possibly more here, assaulted this 11-year-old child. a child. think about that for a moment. the suspects 18 of them range in age from middle schoolers all the way up to a 27-year-old. some of them allegedly recorded this gang rape on their cell phones. and they spread it around school. court documents paint a brutal picture as to what happened as one young man after another forced that sixth grade girl into hours of sex. but the defense says the girl is not c
to deteriorate? there are advertisements on the tv to help feed the children. now they are putting u.s. children in there. i wish they would amend that and make it not north american free trade but make it north american fair trade because the blue- collar labor of the united states is not surviving here. we cannot protect or clothe our own. we have to take care of home first. guest: thank you and i appreciate your thoughtful comments. i visit the food banks in westchester county, n.y., and the numbers have just increased dramatically, not just the people who are out of work, but people who have low-paying jobs and cannot afford to feed their family. that is why i and working so hard in the congress to focus on jobs, jobs, jobs. to me, this is what our primary responsibility is it. when the unemployment rate keeps climbing, we have to focus on jobs. i agree with you that putting people to work is uppermost and is why i support the programs of the small business administration. in my community, i have seen jobs in the biotech field, going from 400 to about 1600. another company that installs sola
. president obama says gadhafi must go. >> it is u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go. >> now the tough questions. what's the end game? who is really in charge? what do we know about the rebels and what happens if gadhafi won't go? also tonight, another arab regime on the ropes. is yemen the next to fall? and in japan, new fears over radiation and the food supply. is the already desperate population at greater risk? this is a special live edition of "piers morgan tonight" from london. good evening. breaking news from libya and shocking video uploaded to youtube today. cnn cannot independently confirm details of when or where it was shot but it shows civilians on a street being bombed. watch the scene. extraordinary footage of civilians being bombed in misurata. some were heard shouting before the explosion hit. we don't know what happened to the people closest to the explosion or who caused it. we have dramatic new video taken in tripoli showing tracer fire over the city. there have been a series of bombardments from allied forces towards colonel gadhafi's forces. nic robertson is live
. also another question, how long will the u.s. remain involved despite the president saying military action will be limited. defense secretary robert gates didn't have an answer for that one this morning, but he added this on cbs's face the nation. >> regime change is very complicated and can be very expensive and take a long time. i think the key here was establishing a military mission that was achievable, achievable in a limited amount of time and could be sustained. >> secretary clinton admitted the conflict and gadhafi are not a national security concern but both secretaries clinton and gates say the u.s. involvement in libya shows support for the international community. fred. >> sandra endo in washington. >> sandra endo in washington. thank you. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a look at some of the other top stories. syrian government taking new steps to respond to violent anti-government protests there. the state of emergency will be lifted. that gave the government power to override the constitution. the president bashar al assaad is expected to address his nation
of a new partnership to fight distracted driving. a partnership between "consumer reports" and the u.s. department of transportation. the transportation secretary ray la hood says distracted driving killed nearly 5500 people in 2009. joran van der sloot, the key suspect in the 2005 disappearance of the american teenager natalee holloway will plead guilty to the killing of another woman last year in peru, so says his lawyer. and says the 23-year-old will argue temporary temporary insanity to try to shorten his sentence. van der sloot met with the woman while gambling last may. joran van der sloot's lawyer says he plans to argue that his client killed 21-year-old stefanie florist because she had learned of his relation to the holloway case while using his lap top. van der sloot is not formally charged in that case. a 20-year-old police chief who had accepted the job as police chief of a violent mexican border town is now without a job. garcia fired today for abandoning her post. according to a statement from the city there, the police chief had been granted permission to travel to the un
to a long battle between determined libyan rebels and an entrenched dictator. a sharp contrast to u.s. rhetoric this week, demanding a quick end. >> we have joined the libyan people in demanding that the gadhafi must go now without further violence or delay. >> the violence must stop. moammar gadhafi has lost legitimacy to lead and he must leave. >> this morning the libyan leader seems prepared to kill as many people as he needs to to stay in power. >>> today, libya in chaos with former national security officer stephen hadley and libyan minister of state, one of the first to call on gadhafi to step down. then as republican presidential hopefuls position themselves for 2012, two men who have been there and done that. senator lamar alexander and former governor bill richardson. and controversial hearings on homegrown terrorism with peter king. >> we're talking about a radi l radicalization in this country linked to an overseas enemy. >> and democratic congressman keith ellison, a muslim american. >> singling out one community is the wrong thing to do. >> i'm candy crowley. and this is
at this point. they are concerned here about the impact on the u.s. economic recovery. they are concerned on the impact on many american families, many of whom have had a difficult couple of years. as for tapping the spr as they call it here, here is spokesman jay carney. >> it's an option on the table. remember all the options that we consider and the global system consider is aimed at dealing with a major disruption. it is not a price-based conversation. >> reporter: save it for an absolute crisis. if there is a major disruption in the the flow of oil, not so much for a surprise spike at this point. jenna: we talk about disruption in oil flow when it comes to the middle east on a completely different topic we are talking a lot about qaddafi the leader of libya. what more will the u.s. try to do to push qaddafi out? >> reporter: you know i reached out to a very senior u.s. military official late last night about that issue and they say they are preparing the full range of military options for the commander-in-chief. we've heard defense secretary gates speak frankly about being against th
facility. right now rebels control most of the country. two u.s. war ships are moving into that area as the unrest intensifies. >> office overnight three gunmen killed a high-profile pakistani leader. pakistan's government minister for religious minorities was on his way to work in the capital of islamabad. he was part of pakistan's christian community and urged reform over the country's harsh blasphemy laws. those laws call for the death penalty for insulting islam. >>> 5:01. new from overnight a teenager stabbed on a metrobus. it happened on pomeroy road in southeast. news four tracee wilkins is live with what we've learned so far. good morning? >> reporter: good morning. we still have very few details about what happened here last night. this happened about 11:15 last night in the 2300 block of pomeroy road here in southeast. a group of people got off the bus here and then a teenage boy followed behind them walked up to the bus driver and said he had been stabbed in the abdomen. metro said this happened on the w6 route. the boy is at gw hospital in stable condition. metro official
their money. and a u.s. official says four more u.s. flights took egyptians to cairo on sunday after they fled from libya into tunisia. and tunisia has been struggling to cope with the number of refugees streaming over their border. there have been days where as many as 15,000 came in. well, that's now down to around 3,000. and cnn's ivan watson is on that libyan frontier of tunisia and sent us this report. >> reporter: the people keep streaming across the border into tunisia. more than 100,000 people have fled in the last two weeks and more keep coming. they are met by tunisian volunteers who hand out food and water. and this is important because these refugees are hungry and thirsty and frightened. many of them tell us that they haven't had any access to food and water for days and they've been charged exorbitant prices for transport to try to flee the fighting in libya. >> i'm so very hungry. >> reporter: why? >> i never eat anything. >> reporter: no for food for four days? >> no food. >> people are afraid to come out. >> reporter: yeah. >> they are afraid because of the libyans. >> reporte
university. the actions the u.s. has taken. the transition to nato command. monday at 7:30 eastern. c-span and c-span radio. >> i am not interested in developing a strategy to win the primary and not winning the general. we have done well everywhere. >> rick santorum sits down to discuss a presidential bid in 2012. on c-span. >> as protest continue, and as nato sets to take control find the latest from the administration officials . all searchable on your computer. watch what you want, when yo u want. >> a look between the relations between the u.s. and libya. this is about 45 minutes. van is a securities studies adjufpkt professor at georgetown university and joins us to talk about the relations between the united states and libya both on diplomat and military fronts. take us through the evolution of the relationship between u.s. and libya say from the mid 60s up through the present. guest: i think it's important to start earlier than that if we look back at the time period when it wasn't libya yet it was actually part of the otoman empire. and if you listen to the
. is that the uber liberal anthony weiner talking? we will report on possible hypocrisy on the left. >> u.s. interests can't just mean validating some kind of post american theory of intervention. >> bill: governor palin hammering mr. obama on his leadership. we will take a hard look at that. >> ♪ on the road again. ♪ i just can't wait to get on the road again. >> bill: once ginsenger willie nelson could get away with the marijuana charge. this time the situation is truly bizarre ♪ i can't wait to get on the road again. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: no matter what side you are on, the fog coming from the far left is staggering. listen to anthony weiner the liberal congressman from new york. >> we are a great, powerful country. what's the value of being a powerful country if we are not going to step in against tyrants slaughtering their people. that's the point the president made tonight. >> bill: are you kidding me? what about the iraq war? just five days ago congressman weiner says he regrets voting in favor of it eve
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